Euro 2020: Will UEFA cancel Euro 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak?

Italy, one of the 12 countries hosting Euro 2020, has been struck with the coronavirus. The death toll in Italy reached 11 on Tuesday and more than 300 have tested positive for the disease.

The Serie A has already taken action, with four games being postponed last weekend.

This week, a host of fixtures in the Italian top-flight fixtures are due to be played behind closed doors.

Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match against Italy on March 7 is also at risk of being called off.

Euro 2020 begins on June 12 and the opening match is due to be played in Rome.

Two additional group stage matches and one quarter-final fixture are also scheduled to be played in the Italian capital.

Will Euro 2020 be cancelled due to the coronavirus?

The tournament has not yet been affected but UEFA say they are “monitoring” the coronavirus situation.

Michele Uva, a member of the UEFA executive committee, told broadcaster RAI: “We are at the waiting stage.

“We are monitoring country by country, and football must follow the orders of the individual countries.

“The sporting path will only be closed if the situation gets worse.”


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Euro 2020 venues & host cities

Wembley Stadium – London, England

Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany

Stadio Olimpico – Rome, Italy

Olympic Stadium – Baku, Azerbaijan

Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg, Russia

Arena Nationala – Bucharest, Romania

Johan Cruyff Arena – Amsterdam, Holland

Aviva Stadium – Dublin, Ireland

San Mames – Bilbao, Spain

Puskas Arena – Budapest, Hungary

Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland

Parken Stadium – Copenhagen, Denmark

Euro 2020 key dates

March 26: Play-off semi-finals

March 31: Play-off finals

June 12: Opening match in Rome

June 14: England’s first match (Wembley)

June 27: Knockout stages

July 7 & 8: Semi-finals

July 12: The final

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